Mathematics Awareness Week 1996

"A Delicate Balance" to air during MAW

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A Delicate Balance

As part of a series entitled "Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America," PBS will be airing a one hour program, "A Delicate Balance," on April 22 at 10:00 pm ET, during MAW. During the program:
  • Dr. Freda Porter-Locklear, Pembroke State University, talks about her work in numerical analysis - mathematically modeling the treatment of a fuel spill, and about her career choices.

  • Dr. Richard Tapia, Rice University, discusses numerical optimization - finding efficient solutions to large scale problems - and illustrates interior point techniques.
Breakthrough Announcement
The Breakthrough series is part of an education and outreach campaign, which also includes a web site (listed below); a radio series in Spanish; phone access: 1-800-BIG BREAK; and Science Career Exploration Kits.
See also: Breakthrough Series Premier Listings and Regional Contact Information.
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